Jun 26 2021
Saturday

Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Lightweight
14-2-0

est. ringwalk:

2021-06-27T02:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - N/A

19-1-0

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The tape

33
Age
31
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12KO 4UD 12TKO 10
Form
TKO 9UD 12TKO 11KO 6TKO 4
14
Wins
19
10
By KO
13
71
KO%
68
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2011
143
Pro rounds
140

Current rankings @ Lightweight

1
The Ring
9
2
WBA
-
1
WBC
7
2
WBO
5
5
IBF
10

Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani preview

When is Lomachenko vs Nakatani?

Vasyl Lomachenko will face the challenge of Masayoshi Nakatani on Saturday 26th June 2021 at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Lomachenko vs Nakatani stats

Vasyl Lomachenko steps into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Masayoshi Nakatani will make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Lomachenko has a slight advantage in power over Nakatani, with a 71% knock out percentage over Nakatani's 68%.

Vasyl Lomachenko is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Nakatani has a height advantage of 6 inches over Lomachenko. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Vasyl Lomachenko fights out of the southpaw stance, while Masayoshi Nakatani is an orthodox fighter.

Lomachenko is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 4 months later than Nakatani, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 3 more professional rounds, 143 to Nakatani's 140.

Vasyl Lomachenko goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 1 by the RING at lightweight.

Masayoshi Nakatani is currently ranked number 7 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 10 by the IBF and 9 by the RING in the 135lb division.

Lomachenko vs Nakatani form

Lomachenko has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Teofimo Lopez on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Crolla on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.

Before that, he had beat Jose Pedraza on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had defeated Jorge Linares on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Masayoshi Nakatani has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Felix Verdejo on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Teofimo Lopez on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.

Going into that contest, he had won against Izuki Tomioka on 29th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 11th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Before that, he had defeated Amphon Suriyo on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.

Hehad beat Ryan Sermona on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Vasyl Lomachenko has been fighting more than Masayoshi Nakatani.

Vasyl Lomachenko last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Masayoshi Nakatani's last outing was 4 months and 29 days ago.

Lomachenko's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

Nakatani's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time does Lomachenko vs Nakatani start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States, which is around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who is showing Lomachenko vs Nakatani?

Lomachenko vs Nakatani will be broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.

How do you stream Lomachenko vs Nakatani?

In the US you can stream Lomachenko vs Nakatani via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV subscriber. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others.

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What were the odds on Lomachenko vs Nakatani?

Masayoshi Nakatani is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Vasyl Lomachenko if you fancy the incredible upset.

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